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11 hours ago

Gift Ideas from Grandparents: What’s a Mimi to Do?

I have evolved over the years in my thinking around gift-giving to children as well as grandchildren. Perhaps you have, too? It’s a blessing that in many situations our grandchildren don’t “need” anything that their parents can’t already provide for them…

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12 hours ago

Getting to Know My Ancestors Took Years

When it came to researching my family history, I was lucky. My aunt had done much of the groundwork for me. She spent her retirement years travelling between Australia and England investigating our ancestry going back to the 16th century…

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2 days ago

The Work Hard – Retire Hard Myth

Many of us grew up in an era where the accepted approach to life was to work really hard to be successful at our chosen role and take care of responsibilities. Then, like magic, at 65 we get to stop and make up for all the “fun” we put off…

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3 days ago

Home Ownership… It’s Always Something!

To quote one of my very favorite and famous beloved female comedians, Gilda Radner’s character, Roseannadanna, “It just goes to show you, it’s always something – if it ain’t one thing, it’s another!” I regularly re-quote Roseannadanna’s…

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5 days ago

Lifelong Learning: 5 Reasons Why Sewing Is a Good Skill to Have After 60

Ever since home sewing machines came to be, they have been a helpful asset and a reliable partner of capable housewives who either had some spare time for a hobby, or more likely had to dress their entire households with a fairly small budget…

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5 days ago

Swap Seasonal Stress for Serenity This Holiday Season

Age has taught me a lot, and the wisdom I’ve gained helps me cope with stress. I’m more accepting of other people’s shortcomings, and perhaps I’m even more tolerant of my own (and believe me, I have them)…

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1 week ago

Making a Break in Your 60s

Some years ago, at the age of 61, I quit my job, rented out my flat and flew to Australia to research my family history. It was not an easy business. In the days before Airbnb and other similar organisations made letting so much more flexible…

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1 week ago

Knowing Myself Series – Part 1: Love What I Have

To be in a healthy romantic relationship with another, you must love yourself first. A hard-won lesson for me, as it is both cliché and overused. I wanted to do it my own way. Three years ago, at 58 years old, I met my soul mate and we fell in love…

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1 week ago

5 Tips on How Mature Women Can Close Out the Year with a Smile  

Let me guess: You are a woman over 55, getting busy with holiday preparations, traveling plans, and family gatherings with children and grandchildren. Maybe you have your business matters to wrap up and touch base with friends. Or maybe…

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1 week ago

Sweet Sleep and Dreams – And the Benefits

I’ve had a book on the bedside table for a year or so, slowly reading it chapter by chapter. I started and finished many other books in the meantime, but this one was not to be hurried through. The book, Why We Sleep: Unlocking the Power of Sleep and Dreams…

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